To receive an update on the work of the School Admissions Task and Finish Group.
The School Admissions Task and Finish Group Update report was presented by Sal Thirlway.
Sal Thirlway stated that the School Admissions Task and Finish Group was being created to replace School Admissions Forum, and it would report to Schools Forum. The progress of development of the Group had been delayed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report contained the draft terms of reference for Schools Forum to comment. The first meeting of the group was due to take place in November.
In response to a question about membership, Sal Thirlway stated that the schools federations would be asked to nominate representatives to the Group. To start with, the Group would be composed of the previous members of School Admissions Forum.
Schools Forum asked that the Group include in its membership a representative from special schools, in addition to the seven members proposed.
1) The report be noted; and
2) A special school representative would be included in the membership of the School Admissions Task and Finish Group.